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Oct 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
according to governor romney. women are still thinking about a lot of important things, like how fast they can get out of office and back into the kitchen to cook for the families. >> if you're going to have women in the work force sometimes they need to be more flexion i'll. my chief of staff had two kids still in school. she said i can't be here until 7:00 or 8:00 at night. i need to get home to be there for making dinner for my kids. >> well, even though he seemed to say that the most important thing to working women is how quickly they can get home to cook romney claimed that he sought qualified women to work for him. >> i went to my staff and i said how come all the people for the jobs are all men. they said they have the qualifications. i said gop, can't we find some women to are qualified. i went to women's groups and said can you find folks. they brought us whole binders full of women. >> binders full of women. it was the quote that launched a thousand tweets. behind the awkward sort of wording is a complete lack of specifics. he still has not said whether he supports the lily led
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
might lead to an upward moment that could ultimately lead to a game changer. and team romney releases its list of one-liners. whether we're talking about jobs health care, debt or foreign policies the choice in this election is clear. i couldn't have said it better myself. >> jennifer: i can now tell you exactly what mitt romney is going to say in wednesday's presidential debate, and i'm going to tell you how you back home can rebut his claims. how do i know what he is going to say? because a talking point's memo from the campaign to romney's surrogates and allies it was leaked today. i know from experience that a memo coming like this just two days before a debate it is intended to prepare the surrogates and allies to parrot really the candidate to repeat and reinforce his position on every issue. so you are ready to hear it and it makes his ability to defend at the debate that much so that's what this memo is all about. wednesday's debate is going to focus on three of the most contentious issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government, the economy and h
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
romney's 191. in ohio a public policy polling survey shows that president obama is leading by 4 percentage points, plus yesterday a columbus dispatch poll had the president up nine points. so let's give those 18 electoral votes to president obama, brings him to 255 and romney 191. in florida a poll shows president obama leading by 1 percentage point. that's until the margin of error, so we'll keep those as a toss up at yellow. out in iowa -- again these are all polls out today -- in iowa there was a we ask america poll showing president obama 44%. we'll give the president those electoral votes. things are looking better, though, for mitt romney in north carolina. in north carolina the arg poll shows romney leading 50-46%. and a ppp poll out today that shows it all even. so we'll keep that state in the toss-up column. there are 36 days until the election. this election actually despite everything you are hearing it is still up in the air. so don't count your chickens folk. back with us from washington, d.c. is peter fenn, and joining me here inside "the war room," duf sundheim. duf, let me
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
romney is still riding high off of his debate performance last week, a rash of new polls confirming that the momentum is really in his favor. seven new polls show the race has gotten extremely tight. and this coming after a pew pole yesterday which left some democrats pretty shaken up myself included. showed romney up by a full four points. the numbers both campaigns are really going to be looking at are the ones coming out of the swing states. both candidates are trail, and ohio, the picture there has changed as well. the president leads in ohio by just barely, by four points. he was up to eight points last week. et too, ohio? and they are tied in nevada at 47, in colorado romney has a four-point lead, in pennsylvania where the president had a 12 point lead three weeks ago, he now released by just three points. so how concerned should we be? well, before we all have a collective panic attack let's turn to the great nate silver. the "new york times" polling guru who last time around correctly predicting 49 out of 50 states. he the president still has at 71.4% chance of winning. the
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Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to take it out on. hmm. romney's new campaign slogan, no sudden movements. >> no press, no stress, no chance to make a mess and definitely absolutely and positively no comment about richard mourdock. will you people please stop asking! you know what they say about prevent defenses, you from winning, especially in a tie ball game with time left on the clock. oh and pablo sandoval, you are not welcome on this show. >> jennifer: we begin tonight in the battleground states of virginia, florida and nevada where new polls show president obama needs to continue to step up his game if he's going to win a second term. in virginia, the republican leaning poll from rasmussen has romney leading the president 50 to 48. before the final presidential debate, the same poll had romney at 50 and president obama at 47. so still close. in florida, a poll from gravis marketing puts romney at 50%. president obama at 49%. same poll taken earlier this month was romney 49 and the president 48. again very little movement. the news is better in nevada where ppp has president leading mitt romney by 4 points, 51%
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
end of the campaign mitt romney deals with more hot air, his surrogates. they collectively try to make the candidate's last days on the campaign trail as uncomfortable as possible. surely an onstage appearance with meatloaf will right ship. ♪ >> jennifer: all right. that was way over the top. i think i better get away from him. i'm just going to slowly walk over here and stand by this guy with the hat. it's a little better i guess. geez louise how come every single time i try to sing this song, it turns into a train wreck for me. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: there are now just eleven days until the election and the president's message is very simple every vote counts. today he took that idea to young voters in an interview with mtv. >> don't believe this idea that your vote does not matter. in 2000 in gore versus bush 537 votes changed the direction of history. and the same thing could happen here. so there's no excuse regardless of who you vote for, folks get to need out there and vote. >> jennifer: so where does the race stand right now? there's good news and bad news an
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
romney flatters the president. like the poor dog who doesn't realize he is wearing a shock color. mitt romney again sticks his nose into foreign policy. no humiliating statements this time embarrassing gaffes no new ideas, no boldness no inspiration, no excitement and definitely nothing like this. >> infawnty cams in to score, and the tigers are going in two games to none! ♪ >> jennifer: okay. forgive me but it is completely appropriate that we start tonight with a tip of my hat and cup to my detroit tigers. for the moment anyway providing a distraction from really more unpleasant matters. it pains me to say this but mitt romney's debate performance was really one of record books. because according to the gallup poll he beat president obama by more than 50 points. that's the biggest spread in any presidential debate ever. now romney is going to go head to head with the president on domestic issues and foreign policy. romney laid out his clearest foreign policy plan to date. he opened with an attack on the president's handling on libya. >> romney: with violent extremists on the march,
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
since then at least according to governor romney. women are still thinking about a lot of important things like how fast they can get out of the office and cook for their families. >> i recognize if you are going to have women in the work force sometimes you have to be more flexible. my chief of staff had two kids in school and she said i can't be here until 7:00 or 8:00 at night, i need to get home to fix dinner for my kids. >> jennifer: he also claimed he sought qualified women to work for him. >> i said gosh can't we find some women that are also qualified. i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> jennifer: binders full of women. but behind the awkward ward beaver meets hugh hefner wording, there still were no specifics. he still has not said if he supports the lilly ledbetter act. you'll remember this answer. >> jennifer: crickets. well, it's october, and we are still waiting. last night actually senior advisor, ed gillespie told the "huffington post" that mitt romney would not have signed the li
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Oct 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
the enemy, mitt romney is also on the march. reflies from nevada to iowa -- wait -- nevada iowa to ohio, and all of these states have early voting. look. in nevada where 11% of the population has already voted there are good signs for the democrats. 45% democrats, 35 republican. in iowa almost a quarter of the stated has already voted, 47% democrats, 31% republicans. in ohio counter insurgency effort by republicans. that state doesn't report party affiliation so we have less intel there, but we know that 8% of turned in their ballots. and the president is ahead in the polls there. now let's take a look on the ground. in ohio the obama campaign has 131 field offices. meanwhile the romney army -- maybe i should say navy -- has just 40. in iowa, the president, 66 field offices, romney has ten. in nevada 26 for obama, ten for romney. i was reviewing the troops if florida and virginia, waves of bah -- battalions each day. face-to-face target contacts with target voters at their homes/barracks. thousands are troops are sent out daily. their instructions get commit to vote early for the p
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the record and really going on the attack. that debate was about mitt romney and mitt romney's proposal and secondarily about the president and his record. >> jennifer: the interesting thing about it is than even though jim lehrer was a much looser moderator, and president obama could have jumped in more quickly, he didn't. martha raddatz ran a tighter ship. do you think that makes a difference, who the moderator is? >> i do. and i think you saw two really contrasting styles there. march that's approach was much more journalistic. much more of an interview style. even the focus and content were about things happening in the knew. so i did think that was pretty effective. >> jennifer: i think so too. she waited -- i thought she made a curious choice in waiting until the end of the debate to pose a different series of question about abortion and religion. do you think that changed the tone at the end? >> i do and i think that was her attempt to take the thing in a slightly different direction. it was like a one-two punch. she asks them about catholicism and then turns that into a
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
ruined if jobs go to china. both president obama and governor romney has spoken about the threat that china poses to the u.s. manufacturing base. president obama has pushed back hard to end loopholes to that give breaks to companies that move jobs offshore but mitt romney is running for president on his bain capital business experience, and bain has helped companies maximize profits by outsourcing jobs to low-wage countries like china, which brings us back to the factory. can you guess who controls it? bain capital. of course bain capital no longer man ages bain today. but would it surprise you to learn he owns stock in the company. he had at least enough stock in the company that he was able to transfer more than $200,000 worth of shares so a foundation that he controls. for more on the human cost i'm joined by freeport illinois mayor. thank you so much for joining us inside "the war room." >> thank you for the opportunity. >> let's just start with us how important are these jobs to the town of freeport? >> we have strides of retention of jobs in free port but when you have 170 jobs
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
romney said about osama bin laden. wouldn't any president get him except that romney had said i wouldn't move heaven and earth. in this case, would you believe it if i told you that romney said that he doesn't think we should even have a fema at the federal level? well you don't have to worry about believing me or not believing me because you can watch it yourself. >> fema is go to run out of money. some people say do it on a case-by-case basis. some people are saying maybe we're learning a lesson that the states should take on the role. >> romney: absolutely. every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it to the states, that's the right direction. if you can send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: that is mental! i can't believe he said that! so we shouldn't have fema at the federal level. what would be doing right now hoping chris christie gets it it right in new jersey? but the federal government wouldn't do anything? and then forget the state and local government. are you kidding me? privatize it? how insane
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Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
republicans. ♪ >> jennifer: well tonight i want to remind you of the most telling statement mitt romney has made this entire campaign. >> romney: i'm not familiar precisely with exactly what i said, but i stand by what i said whatever it was. >> jennifer: oh, governor, you feeling okay? i imagine it must be difficult keeping the lies straight not knowing what you said or even when you said it or even what you stand for, especially when you run for president. and people keep asking you all of those pesky policy questions. but luckily president obama md has identified the disease afflicting him. >> he is changing up so much and backtracking and side stepping. we got -- we have got to name this condition he is going through. i think -- i -- i think it's called romnesia. [ cheers ] >> obama: here is the good news obamacare covers preexisting conditions. [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> jennifer: that's it! romnesia. the disease known to pray on republican governors, particularly those who will do or say anything to be elected president. even the newspaper from where allegedly saved t
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the storm's political fallout. mitt romney and paul ryan canceled events scheduled in wisconsin today and tomorrow. president obama's campaign event that was scheduled for tomorrow in green bay is also on hold in the badger state. and it's ten electoral votes are critical to mitt romney's hope to unseat president obama especially if president obama takes ohio. so we'll continue our tour of these swing states that are crucial to this election and turn to kristin crowl. she is joining us from madison, wisconsin. kristin welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank you so much for having me, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. when we last talked to you, you were in the throws of battling this scott brown recall stuff. how is early voting doing? and do we have any idea who has the edge of that in wisconsin? >> we have been very pleased with the way that early vote is shaping up. we have had lines every day in our democratic base areas across the state, we have had rallies and events and we feel like we have the edge in early vote it started a week ago and we have seen lines ever since. so we
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Oct 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
koch brothers. they're already spending hundreds of millions to get mitt romney elected. they're also making sure their employees vote the right way writing in an e-mail to 45,000 workers... >> i've called this a thinly veiled threat to vote their way or be fired but i'm not sure it is that veiled at all. here's the really disgusting thing. it gets worse than what i've already told you. the koch brothers back group alec which drafts model legislation for state lawmakers has actually succeeded in passing laws that make it illegal for public employees to talk about politics on the job. consider that for a minute. koch's personal law that prohibits teachers and firefighters and possible union members to even talk about politics but at the same time as the other side of their mouth they're telling their employees exactly who to vote for claiming their jobs depend on it. and for all of you conspiracy theorists throughout, you're right. this is not just a bunch of great minds thinking alike. it appears to be a totally coordinated effort. the ceos are getting their marching orders from candi
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
, candidate romney! he's talking about you! >> let me warn you and let me warn the nation... against this whole invasion that says of course we believe these things. we believe in social security. we believe in work for the unemployed. we believe in saving homes. we believe in all of these things. but we do not like the way the present administration is doing them. we will do all of them. we will do more of them. we will do them better. and most important of all the doing of them will not cost anybody anything. [ applause ] >> jennifer: okay. first of all i admit last night was rough. even though i did predict here on this program that i thought the president would lose the first debate. i really, really didn't want it to happen! i was so hoping to be proven wrong. now, i admit it. progressives, you admit it, too. you were, before last night feeling your oats, you might have been getting a little bit cocky. some of you might have been able to -- been calling the race, cenk uygur and then last night happened. it wasn't good. but people, this is not the time to lick our wounds or whimper or
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
say about the possibility of mitt romney visiting new jersey. take a listen. >> is there any possibility that governor rogny may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. i've got a job to do here in new jersey. that's much bigger than presidential politics and i could care less about any of that stuff. i have a job to do. i've got 2.4 million people out of power. i've got devastation on the shore. i've got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics then you don't know me. >> eliot: i don't know where to start with that one. i don't want to sound snarky but it reminds me of his convention speech where he didn't mention mitt romney once. maybe the two of them don't get along. who knows. i'm not going to go near it. chris christie has his own style. good for the president. speaking his mind and who knows. >> jennifer: i don't know if mitt romney would be happy with that. anyway eliot. are you back online tomorrow do you think? >> eliot: ab
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
gets the jobs report, the president gets a political boost and mitt romney loses two of his favorite talking points. >> now and then you are going to say something that does not come out right. >> and to all of those hidden video donors, i would like to welcome you to the mitt romney flip flop support group. we have meetings every tuesday. ♪ >> jennifer: william edwards demming, he is a 20th century management guru he coined the phrase in god we trust, all others bring data. it has since been the guiding principal of countless ceos from general election to google. well the republicans may need a knew principal. remember these numbers? 42 million versus 24 million. those numbers are from a bloomberg study showing over the last 50 years, democrats created nearly twice as many jobs as republicans did. that is significant data. those are some cold hard facts. well today, that data got stronger. the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, which is the lowest since the president first took office. sure, i know. we need to do better, but the data is the data. progress is being made. the presid
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
new usa today gallup poll shows mitt romney is making up ground in key swing states and he owes a lot of that to his rising popularity among women. >> mitt romney now leads president obama with five points. tied 48 to 48. he is still ahead with men, though. so the movement among women has put this race on the bubble. and today, ann romney who is leading the effort to get women to vote republican was in the battleground state of pennsylvania. >> find an independent that voted for barack obama last time or a democrat that voted for barack obama last time. and say how have the last four years been? you want the same thing. go ahead. you want a change for a better prosperous future? vote for mitt romney. >> jennifer: paul ryan voted for the lilly ledbetter act. romney has always pledged to defund planned parenthood, would appoint supreme court justices who would overturn rowee v. wade. and the president has to call this out. republicans are arguing from freedom from regulation, unless of course you are a woman. don't worry your pretty little heads about it gals. even with all of this it i
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
context of the presidential race? these guys are all tightly connected to mitt romney. john sununu is an active romney surrogate as he basically says that colin powell endorsed president obama because he is black. donald trump, you know he has been doing robo calls and endorsements for mitt romney. despite the fact that these guys are supporters and allies mitt romney has not personally refuted a single one of their offensive statements. he has actually been running from the media, hoping hoping it all dies down please go away. he could certainly learn a thing, mitt romney could, about being courageous from john mccain. remember in 2008 when john mccain stood up to the people who thought president obama administration was a muslim. >> no, man. he is not. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> jennifer: john mccain earned a lot of respect for standing up and being honest. mitt romney remains silent. silence in the face of these kind of comments is unacceptable. there's a saying that goes not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. joining me from washington to discuss the republican
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
minorities and a top republican lawmaker had boasted in june that it would give the state to mitt romney. pennsylvania's actually part of a wider trend. measures to restrict voting are being stymied in courts in wisconsin, texas florida arizona, south carolina, and ohio. stymied by the court system. but the not so good news is that these laws are not going away. the pennsylvania law has just been suspended not struck down and other state courts are likely going to consider similar restrictions. pennsylvania is not even seen as a swing state anymore. the president now leads by 8 points according to an average of the polls from real clear politics and both candidates have actually pulled their ads and their money there. but the heat is on in ohio. where early voting started today. over a third of the state's electorate is expected to vote early. and they're already coming out in force in cincinnati last night, dozens camped out overnight waiting to vote this morning and it was the same scene in youngstown, ohio. for this week only, for this week only, voters can register and vote on the sa
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
sea lanes open. >> jennifer: hear him well. we have a whole trunk full. all right. maybe the romney/ryan naval solution isn't quite that antiquated. still, they say the darnedest things, don't they? as for us, time to batten down the hatches. there will be giants to slay! >> jennifer: well, at last night's debate, mitt romney did seem kind of hard-pressed to come up with any real criticism of the obama administration's foreign policy positions. as our own john fuglesang here at current tv, he put it so wonderfully, it was as if romney were introducing the me, too doctrine. so how much does mitt romney support the president's foreign policy? well, let me count the ways. he agrees with the president's proposed 2014 withdrawal from afghanistan. he agrees with putting sanctions on iran. and he agrees with the president's handling of the iraq war. and the drone strikes and targeted killings in pakistan. but one place the candidates do diverge is on spending. here's what that looks like when you put the two plans side by side. president obama would honor the department of defense's reques
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
hd m last night. we're at number three healthcare. romney has repeatedly said he would repeal obama care on day one and yet last night he said well, he truly wouldn't get rid of all of it. he would keep the most popular piece which is covering pre-existing conditions. >> romney: actually, it's a lengthy description but number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> jennifer: then after the debate his top deputy eric fehrnstrom, the guy who said that the campaign would etch-a-sketch away its positions. fehrnstrom -- clarified mitt romney's position saying... >> jennifer: in other words mitt romney will not guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions and you better hope that you live in the right state or that you're lucky enough to already have insurance. in fact, romney admitted the very same thing back in march to jay leno. >> romney: people with pre-existing conditions as long as they've been insured before, they will continue -- >> suppose they were never insured. >> if they're 45 years old and i need insurance because i have a heart disease. hey, guys, we c
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
like mitt romney but i'm sorry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. this campaign has become so toxic, beverly hills housewives are now injecting it into their foreheads. (vo) so current gave him a weekly show. >> i love romney's debate style, but i tell you, if i could be that stiff for 90 minutes, i'd ... (vo) we probably won't regret it. >> obama: 19 days, new hampshire! 19 days! in 19 days you're going to step into a voting booth and you've got a big choice to make. it is not just a choice between two candidates or parties. it is about two different visions for this country that we love. >> now as president obama spoke in new hampshire today reminding us the clock is ticking for swing state voters to make up their minds. who has not made up their minds? today was the president's fifth trip to the granite state. compare that to 21 journeys to florida and 20 trips to the buckeye state of ohio. joining me now to break down the swing state situation is democratic strategist and uva graduate donnie fowler. he knows the states well from his day as a field operative.
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00pm PDT
blockbuster. the pew research center released its first post debate poll showing mitt romney with a lead over likely voters nationwide. the poll has romney receiving 49% compared to president obama's 45%. just last week the same survey showed the president up by eight points. in colorado where the debate was held, a university of denver poll shows the president leading 47 to 43%. that's right at the poll's four-point margin of error. in virginia the president is leading 50-47%. that's the narrowist lead seen in a ppp poll so far. and the president now has a 2 percentage point lead. romney has gained 5 percentage points in wisconsin. and all eyes will be on that state later this week for the vice presidential debate. joining us now are two of my favorite guests, democratic strategist and syndicated columnist karl frisch and michelle bernard the president and ceo of bernard center for women, politics & public policy. welcome back to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> jennifer: michelle how does the president come back from this? >> he just has to havevery, very -- the next two d
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
1328 >> well, for weeks, mitt romney stood by those 47% comments. the gop candidate said that he could have been more eloquent, but he never once repudiated the content of those comments. well yesterday surely as night turns to day governor romney pulled yet another flip-flop. >> it was completely wrong. i absolutely believe however that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> so it's going to be really interesting to see how romney's new stance is going to go over with his big conservative donors and right wingers. he said that he was wrong. i want to turn to phoenix and the war rooms one and only toe party republican, j.d. hayworth. great to have you back inside the war room. >> thanks, jennifer, good to be with you. >> i'm curious j.d., what was your reaction when you heart mitt romney had yet another change of heart. >> oh, i wouldn't characterize it as that. i'd characterize it as sometimes you to have explain yourself better and so it's always dangerous when you explain as president obama found out the other night in the debate. when you're explaining, you're losing. i
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm PDT
think it's a joke. listen to what romney said during his convention acceptance speech. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [ laughing ] and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. [ cheering ] >> cenk: unless of course your family is in the middle of hurricane sandy good luck to you. i'm not going to help you at all. they literally think the climate change is a punch line. the planet, it's getting warmer. isn't that funny as your family is in great danger over it. ha ha, ha, ha, yeah, really funny. really appreciate it. who are the people who are putting any of this into doubt in the first place? of course, the republicans. listen to this crap that they pedal out of "daily basis"." >> how do you explain the heat? summer. we have hot weather, get over it. >> that global warming thing is really kicking into high gear, isn't it. >> the issue of global warming has been fortified through substantial number of scientist who is have manipulated data. >> the last year has established as a whole premise of man-made global warming is a h
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
and governor romney is douglas brinkley. douglas is a presidential historian. rice university professor and author of the new book "cronkite." welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. so is it just me or do you also think that tomorrow's debate is being pumped than any other debate at least in my memory? >> well, i think so because it seems like it has been a longer campaign right? the media now -- every day really every second, people are watching what obama and romney says. it is the dominant story. i think people are feeling this is one of those elections of a lifetime which vision for america to go to. so it is a lot of hype for this one and there is a feeling now with barack obama up in the polls, three points nationally but up in some -- almost all of the swing states he might be able to close the deal with the american people tomorrow night if he has a good performance. on the other hand, as governor chris christie said over the weekend, if mitt romney comes in and is able to hold his own or even get a few good
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